2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Electrical Engineering BS/MBA - Academic Experience

Department of Electrical Engineering

230 Davis Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-2500
716-645-3115
716-645-3656
www.engineering.buffalo.edu/electrical
Dr. Jonathan Bird
Chair
Kevin M. Burke and Michael Langberg
Co-Directors of Undergraduate Studies

Academic Opportunities

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students have numerous opportunities to participate in research, experiential learning programs, student clubs and organizations, and extracurricular activities that complement and enhance their educational experience.

Experiential Learning

SEAS Experiential Learning Programs (ELP) are focused on helping students gain relevant engineering experience that complements the classroom. A major focus is on hands-on projects sourced from industry and the community, as well as self-defined projects. The ELP continuum is comprised of 4 major elements: Tinkering, Intramurals, Internships/Co-Ops and Senior Design. Students are encouraged to get involved right away.

Additional experiences include Tutorial Classes (EE 495EE 496, EE 498, EE 499), Undergraduate Research, Internship and Co-op Opportunities, and Independent Study. 

Study Abroad

UB is a member of Global E, an exchange program for engineering students.

View UB Study Abroad Programs

EE majors can spend a summer, a semester or a year studying abroad. The following have either already been established as an exchange program or are in the final stages of developing a program:

  • ENSEA in Cergy-Pontoise, France, 40 minutes from Paris (courses taught in English)
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, located in Gothenburg (courses taught in English)
  • Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (courses taught in Portuguese)
  • Telecom SudParis, France, located in Paris (courses taught in English)
  • University of Rome, la Sapienza, Italy, located in Rome (courses taught in English)
  • Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, located in Valencia (courses taught in English)

International Program coordinator: Dr. Josep Jornet

Extracurricular Activities

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is home to more than thirty engineering clubs and organizations. In addition to networking with professors and professionals, engineering clubs actively carry out research projects, conduct valuable experiments, compete in competitions throughout the nation, and participate in community events. Each club competes in National Engineers Week events such as a paper bridge competition, rocket launches, Battle Bots and more. Student club members also attend both regional and national conferences.

Some of the organizations that EE students are involved in include:

  • Eta Kappa Nu (HKN)
  • Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Tau Beta Pi (TBP)
  • UB Robotics (UBR)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • UB Space Bulls Robo-Ops Team

See the UB Student Association webpage

Honors and Awards

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students regularly receive accolades for their research activities, participation in national competitions, design projects, internships and more. They participate in the Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi honor societies, and are frequent recipients of nationally-competitive scholarships and awards.

View School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Honors and Awards

Departmental Honors

  • Matthew R. Grappone Book Awards
  • Senior Scholar Awards
  • the United Illuminating Scholarship and Internship Award
  • Bird Technologies Fellowship
  • Engineering Undergraduate Fellowships
  • Presidential Fellowships
  • Schomburg Fellowship

Students interested in more information should contact one of the department's Co-Directors of Undergraduate Studies.

Department of Electrical Engineering

230 Davis Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-2500
716-645-3115
716-645-3656
www.engineering.buffalo.edu/electrical
Dr. Jonathan Bird
Chair
Kevin M. Burke and Michael Langberg
Co-Directors of Undergraduate Studies
Published: November 17, 2017 09:58:25 AM